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from Leicester to Birmingham

You can get from Leicester to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Leicester to Birmingham on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:20Leicester0h55 11:15Birmingham New Street
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£121One-way
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22:10Leicester1h05 23:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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09:50Leicester1h10 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
17:05Leicester1h10 18:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£91One-way
16:50Leicester0h49 17:39Birmingham New Street
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£121One-way

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29 May
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
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30 May
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Tue
31 May
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Wed
1 Jun
£12Cross Country
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2 Jun
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3 Jun
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4 Jun
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6 Jun
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7 Jun
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8 Jun
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10 Jun
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11 Jun
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12 Jun
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13 Jun
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14 Jun
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15 Jun
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16 Jun
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Travel Information to Birmingham from Leicester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 33 miles (54 km) to Birmingham from Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leicester to Birmingham.

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FAQs

What are my Leicester to Birmingham travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Leicester to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Birmingham from Leicester?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Birmingham, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £9 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Leicester?

The quickest way to travel between Leicester and Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 48 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 5 min   on average.

How many miles from Leicester to Birmingham would I travel?

The distance from Leicester to Birmingham is approximately 33 miles (54 km).

How many services a day are there between Leicester and Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Leicester and Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Leicester to Birmingham, where do I depart from Leicester and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Leicester to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Leicester to Birmingham depart from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street.

Who can get me from Leicester to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Leicester to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Birmingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Leicester to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £6.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Leicester to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £9.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Leicester to Birmingham?

Omio customers who travel from Leicester to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy my Leicester to Birmingham ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Leicester to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £6 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £9 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Leicester to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.